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In this issue:

COMMENT
"College Try", by Hendrik Hertzberg: The President's campus tour.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Engine Trouble", by Ben McGrath: A vigilante's quest against idling vehicles.
"The Wall", by John Seabrook: Rock stars immortalize Manny's Music.

ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"Don't!", by Jonah Lehrer. Secrets of highly effective underdogs.

THE WORLD OF BUSINESS
"Drink Up", by Dana Goodyear. The man behind Two Buck Chuck.

THE THEATRE
"Panic Attack", by John Lahr. A review of Waiting for Godot.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Highly Illogical", by Anthony Lane: A review of Star Trek.

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